NCC Assembles Bowstring Bridge for Nagpur Metro Viaduct’s ROB

Workers from NCC Ltd. over the past few weeks have assembled pieces of a bowstring (tied-arch) girder bridge for a vehicular railway overbridge (ROB) that forms an arm of Nagpur Metro Orange Line’s 3.41 km double-decker viaduct on Wardha Road.

This 60 meter unique bridge, the first of its kind in Nagpur, over the Indian Railways’ tracks will connect the neighborhoods of Ujjwal Nagar with Manish Nagar as part of a 850 meter long railway overbridge that branches off/into the first level of Nagpur Metro’s double-decker viaduct:

Nagpur’s double-decker viaduct (in orange) & location of bowstring bridge (yellow circle) – view Nagpur Metro Phase 1 info & map

The bridge is currently temporarily being supported by trestles, and will be pushed into position after assembly is completed and the Indian Railways agrees on a date.

Here’s an image shot on June 22:

Photo Copyright: Ram Jagariya
Photo Copyright: Tarun Nagpur via MahaMetro

Nagpur Metro has so far mentioned this bridge only once on their social media channels – all the way back in March 2018 when pier work was just starting out.

The work of ROB is visible over the ground now. UTrough work for #ManishNagar is 80% completed and the procurement works for Utrough accessories is under procurement. Similarly the works of fly over is shortly to be taken up for construction in this month with full pace in Ujjawal Nagar side. There is further plan to construct a state of art Steel Bow String Girder too over the railway track to give smooth connectivity from Manish Nagar side to Ujjawal Nagar.

Here’s a recent tweet from Nagpur Metro showing the Wardha Road double-decker viaduct to which the ROB connects to:

For more updates, check out the Nagpur section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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